Kuantan isn’t a city on most tourists’ lists of places to visit in Malaysia, but if you do find yourself there take a half-day to visit Sungai Pandan Waterfall.
On the east coast of peninsular Malaysia lies Kuantan. A short drive away (down an easily missed road that leads to a quarry), lies this waterfall.
You pay a little to enter (more if you’re a foreigner). After passing stalls selling drinks and snacks you arrive at an area that is a little unimpressive.
Keep walking up, and you can just about make out the waterfall at the end of a short walk.
Families come here for day trips with picnics, so bring along some food and drink and make a day/half day of it.
Make sure you’re properly attired out of respect to locals. You’ll get a crap load of unnecessary attention if you’re not.
Lots of people climb the rocks and slide down, but you can just stand under the flow of the water.
A bit further from the waterfall is Sungai Lembing museum and mine in a quaint little town (with a hill to climb if you want a morning view!).
When visited: March (just after rainy season so water flow was heavy, not sure what it’s like at other times)
Weather: hot and humid
Further Information: Trip Advisor